Since I am still somewhat handicapped by my injured hand I decided to post more advice from another indie author. Enjoy!
Suzanne Tyrpak ran away from New York a long time ago to live in Colorado. Her debut novel is Vestal Virgin, suspense set in ancient Rome, available on Kindle and Smashwords—and soon to be released in trade paperback through Amazon. Her collection of nine short stories Dating My Vibrator (and other true fiction) is available on Kindle and Smashwords. J.A. Konrath calls it, “Pure comedic brilliance.” Her short story Downhill was first published in Arts Perspective Magazine. Rock Bottom is published in the Mota 9: Addiction anthology, available on Kindle. Her short story Ghost Plane was published by CrimeSpree Magazine. Venus Faded appears in the anthology Pronto! Writings from Rome (Triple Tree Publishing, 2002) along with notable authors including: Dorothy Allison, Elizabeth Engstrom, Terry Brooks and John Saul. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers awarded her first prize in the Colorado Gold Writing Contest, and Maui Writers awarded her third prize in the Rupert Hughes writing competition.
*New York Times bestselling author, Terry Brooks says about her writing: “...a writer of real talent...a promising new voice.”
*New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen says, “Suzanne Tyrpak weaves a spell that utterly enchants and delights. Her writing is pure magic.”
- When you’re done with the third or fourth rewrite of your book, let it sit for at least a month. Don’t look at it. Write something else. Read well written books. Then look at your manuscript again.
- Publishing your book(s) is a business. In order to have a successful business, you must be willing to invest in it: time, expertise, money. You aren’t just the writer, you’re the publisher. That means, unless you can provide professional editing, formatting, covers, marketing—you need to pay for professional services.
- What Terry Brooks says to all writers:Write, write, write.Read, read, read.Write, write, write.Repeat.